Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, constitutional lawyer, commentator, author of three New York Times best-selling books on politics and law, and a staff writer and editor at First Look media. His fifth and latest book is, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar, Glenn’s column was featured at Guardian US and Salon.  His previous books include: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the PowerfulGreat American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican PoliticsA Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, and How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, a George Polk Award, and was on The Guardian team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public interest journalism in 2014.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:45am
Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton: the perfectly Illustrative Election
Jeb Bush yesterday strongly suggested he was running for President in 2016. If he wins the GOP nomination, it is highly likely that his opponent for the presidency would be Hillary Clinton. Having someone who is the brother of one former president and the son of another run against the wife of...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 2:15pm
US Television Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims
Ever since the torture report was released last week , U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents . But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not even the ones recognized by the U.S. Government itself as...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:15am
Live Coverage of the Senate Torture Report
One of the worst myths official Washington and its establishment media have told itself about the torture debate is that the controversy is limited to three cases of waterboarding at Guant á namo and a handful of bad Republican actors . In fact, a wide array of torture techniques were approved at...
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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:30am
Release of Six Detainees After Twelve Years Highlights the Historic Evil of Guantánamo
The U.S. military overnight transferred six Guant á namo detainees to Uruguay. All of them had been imprisoned since 2002 – more than 12 years. None has ever been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of any wrongdoing. They had all been cleared for release years ago by the Pentagon itself, but...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:45am
On Media Outlets That Continue to Describe Unknown Drone Victims As “Militants”
It has been more than two years since The New York Times revealed that “Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties” of his drone strikes which “in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants …unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:15am
Cynics, Step Aside: There is Genuine Excitement Over a Hillary Clinton Candidacy
It’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and terribly imminent) presidential campaign. As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. One of the few...
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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:30pm
How Many Muslim Countries Has the US Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980?
Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria—the one he began three months ago . If one were being generous,...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:15am
Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers
UPDATE : Multiple conservative commentators have claimed that this article and my subsequent discussion of it are about this morning’s shooting of a solider in Ottawa . Aside from the fact that what I wrote is expressly about a completely different incident – one that took place in Quebec on Monday...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents
Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden. The stated purpose of the 10-hour police raid was to identify the source...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30am
UN Report Finds Mass Surveillance Violates International Treaties and Privacy Rights
The United Nations’ top official for counter-terrorism and human rights (known as the “ Special Rapporteur”) issued a formal report to the U.N. General Assembly today that condemns mass electronic surveillance as a clear violation of core privacy rights guaranteed by multiple treaties and...
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